Bruce Springsteen has revealed that he scrapped his plans for a tell-all memoir after realising the market was saturated with rock star autobiographies.

The I'm On Fire singer had intended on putting his colourful life story down on paper, but has now decided to put the project on the back burner.

The singing legend said he felt compelled to rip up the manuscript after Neil Young and The Who star Pete Townshend both decided to write books.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper he said: "I wrote a little bit but I haven't looked at it in quite a while.

"But then I look in the paper and see everyone else is writing one. Pete Townshend is writing one, Neil Young has got one coming I thought, I'm not going to do one too."